Are you thinking about selling your home? If so, you are very likely also thinking about ways to increase its resale value. It isn't enough to simply break even on the sale of your home. Losing money isn't even a consideration. This leaves you with the option of making a few timely repairs or even adding a few features to your home. The main question will be whether or not you can do it for a price that won't put a dent in your budget. There is also the related question of how soon should you begin? If You're ...
How Soon Should You Renovate Your Home if You Intend to Sell?
December 31, 2018
4 Reasons Why Homes Don’t Sell
December 15, 2018
The process of selling a home can be simple and enjoyable, but it can also be stressful and chaotic. Mistakes can make it harder for homes to sell, which is why owners need to learn about key errors and how to avoid them when possible. This includes setting a realistic asking price, staging the home correctly, and reaching out to qualified sales representatives for assistance. Take a look at some of the most common reasons why homes don’t sell, and what to do in theses instances. Too Many Personal Items Your home should be inviting, but there shouldn’t be ...
Advantages of Buying a Home Instead of Renting
November 30, 2018
When it is time to buy a home, do not shy away from a sale due to fear of being denied a mortgage loan, or because of myths associated with renting. Some people think that renting a home can save them money, but the truth is that renting could be more costly in the long-run. Buying a home could be a financial benefit and provide you with the peace of mind you are searching for. Continue reading to learn about some of the advantages of buying of a home, instead of renting. You can use the pros and cons listed ...
4 Ways to Attract Serious Buyers to Your Home
November 15, 2018
There is nothing more frustrating to sellers than spending a lot of time working with buyers who do not end up purchasing their home. They have not only wasted a lot of time and effort, they have likely turned away buyers who may have been more motivated and qualified. As a seller, you want to attract serious buyers to your home, increasing your odds of selling the property. Take a look at some of the tips that you can use to make your home more appealing to motivated buyers. Use a Lock Box Although it is important to have ...
How Much Value Can Staging Your Home Add to Your Property?
October 31, 2018
If you are ready to sell your home, you've got a lot of things to think about. First and foremost on your mind should be how to retain as much of your original value as you can. Beyond that, you need to be thinking of ways to add to it. After all, the whole idea here is to sell your property for as much of a mark up in profit as possible. Staging your home is one of the foremost ways to add real value to the sale price of the property. This has been proven time and time again ...
4 Ways Local Job Opportunities Can Entice Buyers
October 15, 2018
Countless people move into a new home each year, for different reasons. Some people move because they need more space, while others move to be near their family and friends. Most of the time homeowners move to another community or location because of work-related reasons. Their employer may be relocating, they received a job opportunity in another town, or they are trying to find a good job with a new business. If there are big businesses in your community, or new and exciting job opportunities, you should highlight that in your home’s listing. Take a look at some of the ...
Is it Hard to Defend Your Home Against a Foreclosure in Canada?
July 31, 2018
The portrayal of Canadian real estate, especially to outsiders who watch estate shows on TV may at times contain a bit of exaggeration. When one is experiencing an actual foreclosure, for instance, the rules will be a little more challenging to go around, and it can be very difficult to understand how to defend yourself. However, it is possible to save a house which has already gone into foreclosure, and this possibility depends on a number of factors. Rarely Discussed aspects of foreclosure in Canada It is true that lenders can start a foreclosure process as soon as you ...
5 Tips for a Green Home
December 31, 2017
Energy.gov states that commercial buildings and homes consume about 40 percent of the energy used in the world, and most of this energy comes from fossil fuels. Homes also pollute our environment; trash, automobile fluids, paint, pesticides, animal waste, fertilizers, and other pollutants can find their way into the storm drainage system that flows into our oceans, harbors, and rivers. Making your home green can help minimize pollutants and reduce waste while saving you lots of money on utility bills. Here are five strategies to help make your home greener. 1. Purchase low or non-VOC materials, and ensure proper ...
4 Signs to Look for When Buying a Home in a Kid-friendly Neighbourhood
December 15, 2017
If you have children, or plan to have kids in the future, it is a good idea to purchase a home within a kid-friendly community. This will put you in close proximity of schools, daycares, parks, theaters, and a variety of fun attractions. Sometimes the signs aren’t as obvious as buyers want them to be, but when they make a list of what’s important for their family, they can typically find a location that offers most of those features and attractions. Take a look at some of the signs to look for when searching for a new home in a ...
Benefits of Buying an HOA Home
November 30, 2017
Benefits of Buying an HOA Home HOA is the abbreviation used for a home owners' association, which is an organization designed to assist those who own homes in a specific neighborhood or community. You'll find similar organizations when shopping for a condo in buildings in downtown cities too. Though HOA groups are less common in Canada than in other parts of North America, these groups often exist in major cities and in up and coming areas. You can learn about the benefits of HOA homes before you buy a property in one of these neighborhoods. Safety When buying ...